What should have a joyous occasion for all turned into a nightmare in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Police say members of one wedding party were already fighting when another wedding party was arriving at the hotel. A member of the second wedding party was hit sparking a drunken brawl that took dozens of police to break up.
At one point the police became outnumbered and had to call for backup.
Two people were arrested for disorderly conduct and one person was arrested for assault on a police officer. Other arrests could be made after police review the videotape.
The hotel issued a statement in response to the brawl.
"We continue to cooperate with the authorities and as this is an on-going police investigation any questions should be directed to the local police department. Our sincerest condolences go out to the family for their loss."